Safe Asylum

by Drifting Sun

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baudelagon Beaucoup plus riche, bien plus complexe que son prédécesseur. Nous avons là un album qui est au plus près de la perfection, parmi ce qui existe de plus beau dans le prog "grand public" (je veux dire par là: sans parenté avec le metal). Favorite track: Alice.
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Alrihkh As far as I’m concerned, Drifting Sun are among the best in the prog realm. Their melodic music seems inspired beyond the norm; song structures transition effortlessly~and delightfully~from one segment to another, cleverly expressing any given song’s ongoing, evolving flow. This album is a pleasurable indulgence, one to savour. Very creative and harmonious. Peter Falconer’s voice is wonderfully emotive and captivating, and the songwriting is great. A must buy! Thank you, Drifting Sun! Favorite track: Alice.
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) Why doesn't this album sell like crazy on Bandcamp?! Maybe it's just too good for this world... I really go for Pat Sanders' songwriting, who's always up for a great melody, and arranges his music with obvious love and skill. This is the kind of neo-prog that will stand the test of time, because it's REAL MUSIC, and not pretentious garbage. Moreover, it's proof that prog is not yet on the way down to decadence. Favorite track: Alice.
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1.
Come live your life with me Over the stars You run away with me Ever and always Could it be you who saves ‘Poor King of Hearts’? Stay in the shadow light Ever and always Every time you see my face it’s on the other dividing line There’s no different smile Every day you open doors that I have warned You mustn’t open But never you listen carefully to this, my darling It’s not only me who hurt by prying eyes It won’t be long before you discover my secrets And pay with your soul Poor King of Hearts Your castle under lock and key Poor King of Hearts The love you crave will never be She’ll never know you Till you open up the doors And then, and then she’ll run away Afraid of what she sees Poor King of Hearts You only have yourself to blame Poor King of Hearts You lived your life a wicked man Lonely King of Hearts I never feel ashamed for you Poor King of Hearts It’s more than that, I love you too Poor King of Hearts Why does your sorrow speak to me so? Oh King of Hearts She opened up the seventh door Poor King of Hearts Your loneliness forever more Cry, King of Hearts Reel against those chains you wear Scream, King of Hearts Know that your wickedness put them there No one will ever love you Brick by brick, lock by lock Storm by storm, Skull by skull Ever lasting, never ending King of Hearts Spend your lifetime alone Alone in the shadow light Poor King of Hearts Alone... alone... alone... alone......
2.
Heart be still You hear The sky Shiv’ring in the wind You lie By me So cold Cover you to warm your skin Believe you’re safe I am here to stay Be still You hear The sky Shiv’ring in the Moonlight and shade Heaven we made In my sight Finding the Hidden Truth Closing your eyes Looking within For your sign Finding the Hidden Truth Self break down You drift The sky Carries you along You lie By me You’re gone Flying in the Moonlight and shade Heaven we made In your sight Finding the Hidden Truth Closing your eyes Looking within For your sign Finding the Hidden Truth
3.
Intruder 10:42
When you’ve dreamed for so long, it takes another to wake you Self-serving man doesn’t know what’s right He only sees what lies beneath his feet It takes another man to lift his eyes to better things A circumstantial cure of vision so blind Who that a-knockin’ at the open door? I see a shadow in the blood of the sky Who be anticipating lock and storm? And casts a shadow in the back of my eye There’s not a lot that I can give to you It’s not a reason to get carried away You come to warn me of a hell of unfortunate What do you want from me? What do you want from me? Don’t be afraid No time to explain I see what you’re going to do Look further sooner Time is your ruler I’m here to guide you through Your dark resemblance of something I fear It’s just a trick to scare me into your power The possibility of this being real A violent shock to kill the hope of the hour You’re the intruder I’m the open door My heart is beating like the blood of the sky Trust is the key so Listen to me I’m here to open up your eyes Shadow Shine Come with me I’ll set you free Though you’re not cast in chains Beast of burden, darkened sermon Rise o’er what remains Self-serving man took the path ahead But only dragged by guilt and fear of shame We know experience has slain the worth of better men But this Intruder comes to show salvation strong in mind Now is the time To open your eyes And brave what the sun reveals See in the distance Time’s bold insistence Know how mortality feels I’m the intruder, I’m here to save you I’m the intruder, and this is not a dream I’m the intruder, I’ve come to save you I’m the intruder, and this is not a dream Trust is the key so Listen to me I’m here to open up your eyes Shadow Shine Time to rise the light defies you Breaking through your pain Fire of failure, Clean erasure Rise o’er what remains You have the key so Don’t be deceived You’ve always known it’s true (This is not a dream) I’m the Intruder Time was my ruler Now Time is over you I’m the intruder, I’m here to save you I’m the intruder, and this is not a dream I’m the intruder, I’ve come to save you I’m the intruder, and this is not a dream
4.
Alice 07:32
A world of crimson and gold Strong divide, the weak and the poor And there, high in the keep Kings and Queens, quick to ignore Herald cry, banner fly Raise the gate, raven’s eye Can you see the pretty girl? Hide away the pretty girl. Fill the halls, suitor calls Shout aloud, claim appalls Take your pick of pretty girls Run away you pretty girl. She waits alone in her room Heart be bound; slave to her dowry Below, harken a call “Do not fear, come to your window...” “Who’s there? Who’s calling my name?” “Please be gone, someone will hear you." And there, down on the ground A peasant boy, kindly and true. “Come with me, you’ll be free” “You’re alone, I can see“ “Run with me you pretty girl” “More than just a pretty girl” “Climb the wall, leave it all” “I’ll be here if you fall” “Here they say you’re just a girl “ “We can find another world.” The day broke down to night Hiding soft, down in the forest The trees showed them the way Do not fear, follow the lights Be safe, whispered the stars Far away, no-one will harm. And there, home in the keep Suitor cries 'Where is my pretty girl?!' At last, after the dawn Came the two, down to the riverside And there, shrouded in green Riabhach, welcoming smile. 'You have come far from home' 'Still you wish further on' 'I can take you anywhere' 'You can breathe a freer air' 'Yes it’s true, I did run' 'Didn’t want to belong' 'More than just a pretty girl' 'Let me in your other world' 'Are you sure, do you know' 'What it means here to go?' 'Once you see the other world' 'It will be your only world' 'Take me there, let me live' 'I have so much to give' 'I can see you understand' 'Take me to this wonderland'
5.
Wonderland 08:33
Alice took one final breath and held out her hand Took Riabhach’s hand The door closed behind her The light growing darker And her world, already fading away “Last chance to leave” And her world, already dead to her (Ready to live) (Make me alive) Alice, it’s time to go Open the door, step through The ground beneath her feet starts to tremble into dust Her vision cloaked in mist and all she hears, A silent siren in the haze She saw the outside looking in, a past and present ripped apart And everything she thought she ever knew A melting pain within her Ooh, I tried to warn you! Rising to her feet she checks to see if she can stand, and says “I think I’m gonna make it after all” Looks around and sees a world so different to the left behind “I think I’m gonna make it after all” And no one said it would be easy But here at last, a kind of chance “I think I’m gonna make it after all” Walk along an empty road So full of promised life ahead And there’s nothing now to stop her being free Take the time to wonder Wonder at this new horizon I think she’s gonna make it after all! A new world, a strange world This bold world, it’s your world A new world, a strange world (wondering) This bold world, it’s your world (wondering) A new world (just to explore) A strange world (wondering) This new world (cries to be more) It’s your world (wondering) A new world (just to explore) A strange world (wondering) This new world (and you cry to be more) It’s your world (wondering) Everything you thought you ever knew faded away And now this wonderland’s for you All the things you ever want to do, Yours to explore Because this wonderland’s for you This wonderland’s for you...
6.
Gods 06:06
Close Your Eyes Night Draws Near Hide away There’s nowhere else that you should have to be My dear Here in the Arms of the Gods Alice softly lay Heart Be Still Far you ran But far as you can go, you’ll never run beyond The power and will of the Gods Left behind Everything you thought you ever feared Now you see Your fate is in the hands of the Gods Now you see Darkness falls The one thing you can count on it’s that Darkness falls And time is in the eyes of the Gods Watching you Alice we’ve been watching every step you’ve ever made When you think you’ve been alone, you’ve never Been as close to home Alice we’ve been watching every step you’ve never taken Fold you in the arms of the Gods Oh, Alice, it’s time to sleep No more running, No more hate We will take good care of you In the arms of the Gods Find your freedom Arms of the Gods Sleep Surrender The arms of the Gods Don’t be afraid, Alice You’re not alone, Alice We’re in control, Alice Give yourself to destiny You found a way, Alice You ran away, Alice You found a new Alice Time to be what you can be No need to run No need to run Alice took one final breath and held out her hand Held out her hand Alice took one final breath and lay down to sleep No need to run anymore Alice took one final look at what she’d become The star she’d become Alice took one final breath
7.
Desolation 05:29
A long way from home There’s nothing in the air A new dawn to see The terrifying light Shining through your soul You close your eyes And see the dark Everything you do Time never sees The sound closes in Loud and cold to silence The sky falls to grey Silver ashen fire Driving through your soul You close your eyes And see the dark Everything you do Time never lies Should you feel alone? Desolation near Time for fire alone Desolation's fear You close your eyes And see the dark Everything you do Time never lies You close your eyes And taste the dark Everything you do Time never lies Don't you feel alone? Desolation near Life to live alone Desolation's fear You last through the night And you wake to see the stars A new dawn to see Desolation's scars Deep within your soul Should you feel alone? Desolation near Time for fire alone Desolation's fear You close your eyes You see the dark Everything you do Time never lies Everything I do You look at me Everything I do You never see Everything I do You look at me Everything I do You will never see
8.
Retribution 03:54
Bring you back to shore Waking you long before Just so you see the way, Making you see the way Drag you safe to be What you were meant to see Never again will you cry for Hödeken Open up your heart Tear the beast apart Shivering shriek of life, Bringing you from the night Bring you safe to shore Keeping you waken for Never again will you cry for Hödeken Ah, what you must think of me Ah, this is what I must be I must be the dark Separate apart Bringing you back to light, Saving you from the night Drove you all through hell I rose and I fell to be a single design In the stars of your reverie See my retribution And I hear the thanks you gave Spare my retribution And I hear your shock and brave, so fear me

about

Drifting Sun’s latest iteration is its strongest, offering much to enjoy for fans of third-wave progressive acts that craft dynamic compositions around strong melodies and prodigious chops.
(Progression/USA)

A decisive qualitative step forward for Drifting Sun.
(Arlequins/Italy)

A very strong album. The interplay between guitar and keyboards is cleverly constructed and beautifully executed, particularly on the epic Intruder, which is a real highlight here.
(Classic Rock Society/UK)

You are in for a treat... Drifting Sun could well be the pioneers of the future for progressive rock.
(Get Your Rock Out/UK)

It is certainly one of the better albums of its type that I have heard in 2016. Ultimately, Safe Asylum is a solid work and Drifting Sun is a band well worth looking into.
(DPRP/The Netherlands)

A must buy.
(The Progressive Aspect/UK)

The quality of the vocals and the good, often complex structure of the songs are great pluses. Certainly an album for you to enjoy!
(Esther's Rock Blog/The Netherlands)

a unique album full of many melodies and emotional vocals by Peter Falconer
(StreetClip TV/Germany)

Captivating Neo-Prog
(Roxx2Metal/Brazil)

Drifting Sun have delivered quite a work of art, one that will live in the memory for a long time.
(Prog Radar/UK)

Smart songwriting and memorable melodies form the backbone of Drifting Sun.
(Proggies/Switzerland)

One of the finest recordings one is to listen to in 2016, a kaleidoscope of crystalline instrumental interplay and stellar vocalizing, within songs that have both depth, thunder and emotion. Lovely artwork, great sonic production and a truly first rate package. This just might finish on top of my 2016 list, as I would have a hard time imagining anyone else knocking this one lower. It's a 'safe asylum'.
(ProgArchives/USA)

Drifting Sun stand out of the crowd on Safe Asylum with how capably they are able to produce beautiful moments comparable to the most emotive heights that their neo-prog inspirations could evoke at their prime.
(ProgArchives/USA)

Safe Asylum is darker, with longer and more complex compositions... a well-structured album, with beautiful melodies and strong emotions.
(ProgArchives/USA)

A far more adventurous record, but always based on structured melodies to achieve their own unique sound... Safe Asylum will grow on you with each play, and will soon become the ideal companion of your record player!
(Prog Critique/France)

a refreshing sound mosaic... Pat Sanders' decision to reform DRIFTING SUN after a long break was perhaps the best decision of his musical life.
(Profil/Canada)

Strong and diverse songs and tight musicianship are perfectly complemented by the stupendous, crisp production. A highly recommended release for all tastes.
(Odayroxx/UK)

a very serious piece of work that deserves your attention!
(GFreedom Mania/Greece)

A more consistent and more balanced record than their previous album, Safe Asylum guarantees a good hour of listening pleasure.
(IO Pages/The Netherlands)

‘Safe Asylum’ is full of surprises and breathtaking moments of enchanting beauty... truly timeless.
(Rock Britain/UK)

Without doubt one of the musical highlights of 2016 so far!
(Background/The Netherlands)

Drifting Sun wonderfully combine story telling with excellent musicianship. The music draws upon some of the best elements of progressive rock of the 70s, 80s, and of today.
(Progarchy/USA)

Safe Asylum s’avère ainsi un peu plus sombre et complexe que Trip The Life Fantastic, mais offre toujours cette alternance de parties chantées mélodiques et accessibles (l’excellent Peter Falconer) et de séquences instrumentales bien plus aventureuses. Cette dualité permet à Safe Asylum de porter haut et fort les couleurs de ce néo progressif pleinement mature.
(Cosmos Music/France)

credits

released May 21, 2016

Peter Falconer - Vocals
Dan Storey - Guitars
Pat Sanders - Keyboards
Manu Michael - Bass
Will Jones - Drums

Music: Pat Sanders
Lyrics: Peter Falconer

Mixed by Jon Huxtable at SmallFish Recordings
(www.smallfishrecordings.co.uk)

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Drifting Sun are a UK-based Progressive Rock studio project. Their music has been described as dramatic, theatrical, and atmospheric, in the true style of Progressive Rock giants such as Dream Theater, Queensryche, Genesis and Jethro Tull, to name but a few of the bands that influenced their sound. ... more

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